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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Aug 14, 2007 1:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what did you do for tour cash?

While I realize the Statute Of Limitations is expired on any things I may or May not have sold..... I will not admit selling any illegal substance. Suffice it to say that for a few years in the early 80's at shows west of the Mississippi, people would look for me wearing a blue Guatemalan poncho and an Orange Bandana.

As far as other activities, we used to buy a number of cases of Budweiser at local stores before the show, put them in a cooler, and sell them right outside the gate as the parched, tired crowd came out. Looking back, it might not have been such a good idea, DUI and all, but we were young, and it helped get us from show to show.

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Poster: sel2ims Date: Aug 15, 2007 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: what did you do for tour cash?

TOO FUNNY, knew this dude that would go on tour hitching with a 1/2 lb of weed, sell it @ the on-ramps in 1/4 ozs. He was pretty well known. He also traded 1/4 lbs for doses, 500 hits a quarter. He said he did mind hitching with weed, but hitching with vials was a bit scary.

We would take over a vacant parking lot, put up are own sign, and charge to park. The funny part was running into some of the folks inside.